By Jeremy Roe
The ebook undertakes a severe survey of the structure of Antoni Gaudí, drawing at the newest educational study and followed by way of documentary illustrations and a photographic essay of his paintings. the outlet chapters offer an advent to Gaudí's biography and the social and cultural context of Barcelona amidst which he built his amazing and unique structure. Following this his paintings is tested in 4 distinct chapters. the 1st chapters supply a survey of Gaudí's improvement as an architect through tracing the contribution he made to 2 parts of structure; to start with his secular, household structure, together with the outstanding Casa Milá; and secondly his designs and accomplished constructions for the Church, resembling the Episcopal palace in Astorga. the ultimate chapters additionally offer a survey of that spans a lot of Gaudí's existence, yet focused on the only hand at the structures developed for his customer Eusebio Güell and at the different the huge and international popular church of the Sagrada Familia. serious research is out there of every of his structures with the purpose to spot the advance of his unique architectural variety.
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He had been offered a private clinic rather than the public hospital. Nevertheless he insisted that he remain and end his life amongst the people. Gaudí died on Thursday 10 June. His passing was marked by a funeral that honoured his contribution to the traditions and faith of the Catalan people. Papal permission was acquired to bury him in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia, and the funeral took place on the Saturday. The procession that followed his coffin to its final resting place testified to the architect’s importance and recognition among the different areas of society: it included politicians from Barcelona as well as his native town of Reus; representatives of the Church; members of the religious and cultural associations to which he had belonged and to which he had contributed to, and many of the craftsmen from the city-workers’ guilds also attended.
This chapter locates Gaudí and his work amidst his contemporaries, and seeks to view him less as an isolated genius, instead as a man of his times whose work sought to embody many of the ideals of Barcelona as an historical, spiritual and modern city. The following discussion combines discussion of historical and theoretical themes with an analysis of a series of works by Gaudí. Some of these are designs on paper and were never built or are now lost, while others are completed buildings. The intention is to provide a general introduction to Gaudí and Barcelona as the nineteenth-century merged into the twentieth, however it is also centred around the statement of Juan Bassegoda Nonell that, “When discussing Gaudí one cannot distinguish the concepts of architect, interior decorator, designer, painter or artisan.
25. Casa Milà, Window detail view from the courtyard. 42 Gaudí’s Barcelona Theories of Architecture and the Search for a Modern Style C erdà’s plans for the city were underpinned by his belief that, “... we lead a new way of life, functioning in a new way. ” Considered in the context of nineteenth-century architecture his statement signals the distinction between an engineer and an architect. For the architectural community the buildings of old cities, towns, and even ruins were an important source of inspiration for architectural style, which is a second factor informing Modernisme.
Antoni Gaudí (Temporis Collection) by Jeremy Roe